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Table 1 Occurrence and preventability of surgical AEs compared with other AEs

From: The incidence, root-causes, and outcomes of adverse events in surgical units: implication for potential prevention strategies

AEs, % (95% CI) Surgical AEs Other AEs Total
In total populationa 3.6 (3.1-4.2) 2.1 (1.7-2.5) 5.7 (5.1-6.4)
Of all AEsa 64.5 (59.0-69.6) 35.5 (30.4-41.0) 100
Preventablea 40.5 (33.7-47.7) 38.4 (30.0-47.6) 39.6 (34.4-45.4)
  1. a Corrected for the over-representation of deceased patients and hospital type